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Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data


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Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program.  This description must be consistent with the program's policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

The Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center Doctoral Internship is an APA-accredited internship for doctoral students in either counseling or clinical psychology.  The program offers training in individual, couples, and group therapy; providing clinical supervision; developing and providing outreach; as well as psychological assessment (Personality and ADHD testing.) along with our new sports psychology track.  We offer a number of optional rotations as well, which allows interns to get more focused training in areas of particular interests. We provide a supportive atmosphere of professionals who are enthusiastic about training and supervision. We believe it is important for interns to develop awareness and reflection about themselves, their identities, and their experiences as these aspects impact who they are as psychologists.

Applicants for both tracks should have completed all coursework toward their doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology prior to starting the internship, including at least 350 hours of practicum Intervention experience. Applicants are required to have passed comprehensive exams and to have their dissertation proposal approved by the ranking deadline. Previous counseling center experience is desired. 

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application?  If Yes, indicate how many: 

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: N           Y   350 hours               Amount:

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: N            Y                                     Amount:

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

Applicant must be from an APA accredited doctoral program in either counseling or clinical psychology and have completed all doctoral coursework prior to the beginning of the internship.  Any comprehensive exams must be passed and dissertation proposal approved by the ranking deadline. Finally, previous counseling center experience is also required.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns    $35,000
Stipend/Salary for Part-time Interns     N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for interns?                                Yes No
If access to medical insurance is provided:    
       Trainee contribution to cost is required?  Yes No
      Coverage of family member(s) is available?    Yes No
      Coverage of legally married partner available?  Yes No
      Coverage of domestic partner available?    Yes No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)   96 hours
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave  96 hours
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?  Yes No
Other benefits (please describe):
Forty (40) hours of professional leave (dissertation defense, job interviews, etc.), as well as optional dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.  Approximately 13 university holidays, Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care, and attendance at the Texas Counseling Center Internship Conference (at no cost to the intern).

*Note: Programs are not required by the Commision on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.                            

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(This data is a summary of the 3 preceding cohorts 2018-2021)

Total # of Interns in the 3 Cohorts 12
Total # of Interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree   0
Academic university/department 0 0
Community Health Center 0 0
Consortium 0 0
University counseling center 6 0
Hospital/Medical Center 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System 0 0
Psychiatric hospital 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 6 0
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to another field 0 0
Other 0 0


* PD = Post-doctoral residency position; EP = Employed Position

Office of Program Commission and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

Date Program Tables were Updated: 7/19/2022


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